School-Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Suncoast Christian College currently has many school-based trainees and apprentices in the workforce in vocational areas in a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

Sunshine Coast Apprenticeships

What is a School-Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship?

Students spend four days at school, one day at work, and time at training. The flexible school program allows students to effectively combine a School-Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship while studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and may contribute to an ATAR.

  • School-Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships are integrated into the Senior timetable as one of the six Senior subjects so students may remain ATAR eligible.
  • Best of both worlds for practically-minded students wanting a head start into Sunshine Coast apprenticeships.

What Industries Are Available?

The options for students completing a School-Based Apprenticeship include:

  • Hospitality
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Information Technology
  • Screen and Media
  • Individual Support
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Administration
  • Trade Industry Apprenticeships: Construction, Plumbing, Electrician etc

Please note that if a course is not listed below that a student may be interested in, they can contact the VET Coordinator for further information.

Why Complete A School-Based Traineeship Or Apprenticeship?

  • a head start into a career
  • nationally recognised qualification
  • opportunity to earn and learn
  • get ahead of the competition when applying for jobs
  • a head start into a full-time or part-time apprenticeship
  • gain valuable work and industry experience before leaving school
  • may lead to full-time work after leaving school

How Do Students Apply?

Please contact our VET Coordinator, Mrs Leanne Abrahams, via email.

  • "My school based traineeship gave me first-hand experience and a step in the career I have chosen. It was also great fun! I would definitely recommend traineeships to anyone who wants a real look into whatever field they’re interested in."

    Robert Shields
    Certificate II Aeroskills QLD Institute for Aviation Engineering
  • I really encourage students currently in Years 10 - 12 to apply for a School-Based Traineeship. Doing the Certificate III in Aged Care, learning skills, actively working in the workplace and gaining experience; I can now see myself in my future career as a nurse. There is a great deal of support and flexibility by the school, I strongly recommend it”.

    Danielle Cherry
    Certificate III Aged Care, Sundale Gardens